Grateful Dead Live at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on 1978-08-31
AUD>MC>DAT>CD; via Paul B; Seeded to Etree by T. Wiley
Subject: GD peforms Shakedown Street for 1st time live, Deadheads agree, “Good song..!”
Red Rocks always seemed to bring out that good old Grateful Dead energy and synchronicity, I wasn’t born yet at this recording I would be some years later but this is a testament to the eternal power of grooving psychedelic Rock n Roll music, and we need more of that in the America of 2018. We need to be socially and culturally more like the ‘Dead and it’s scene were in ‘78 musically. We need more compassionate empathetic and forward motion/progress-oriented people in this work. And I know most of those of you who will be reading this are of that special ilk, by the very virtue of listening to this show. You are cool, let’s make this an even cooler world and all get together and unite under love, not be controlled by fear and negative energy.
The show overall is incredible, energetic, exciting, fun, rocking n rolling music, I can only imagine the audience soaking this all in. Getting the privilege of hearing Shakedown Street for the first time ever is pretty historic, I’m a super deadhead nerd when it comes to original and classic ‘Dead-song Live debuts. So every show that has a live song debut I listen to the full show for full context (accompanied by a Deadbase or Taping Compendium volume and some various ‘time travel’ “accoutrements”. And I’m set for another wonderful aural exploration into a Time and Space that will not soon be ever forgotten by the likes of Deadheads the world over.
This is for all the Deadheads out there reading this, you are all loved! NFA (~);} 2404
Subject: Nice listen
Subject: Terrapin is complete here.
Subject: Speaking of the proto-Egypt-show feel
Subject: "Good song...!"
Nice to hear the reaction to the first live performance of Shakedown Street. You could tell the crowd was getting into the first and maybe only truly disco song the Dead ever did (and remember, this was a year after Saturday Night Fever). Yeah, they were diggin' it, not having an inkling of the massive beast it was to become! :-D
Subject: 'it crackled like a thundercloud'
Subject: What a dirty, dirty shame
Drums and space is great. There is a definite Egypt foreshadowing.
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